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a big weapons sale soon. the buyer, saudi arabia. national security correspondent jennifer griffin tells us what the u.s. is selling. it would be the largest arms deal in u.s. history. 60 billion dollars in military aircraft to saudi arabia's air force over the next ten years. the pentagon officials say the deal would include 84 f-15 fighter jets. 70 apache helicopters, 72 blackhawks and 60 little birds followed by a 30 billion dollar package to improve saudi's naval defenses. if congress approves the sale. it's designed to send a signal to neighboring iran, whose march toward nuclear weapons is of growing concern to its arab neighbors. >> every message that the u.s. sends is being heard loud and clear in iran and certainly any sign that the u.s. and saudi arabia are deepening their defense relationships, certainly any sign that saudi arabia will have a stronger deterrent force, i think, enters into the calculations of the iraniaeye rain. >> reporter: there could be a political component. boeing argues the sale could support up to 77,000 jobs in 44 states. the u.s. doesn't buy f-15's an
with an announcement of course from president obama. but as the national security correspondent jennifer griffin reports the soldiers still on the ground may not have noticed much of a change. >> two u.s. soldiers were killed in northern iraq today by a gunman wearing an iraqi military. just another example of combat in iraq is far from over. in downtown baghdad on sunday, when six suicide bombers burst in iraqi army headquarters killing 12, wounding 36. two u.s. soldiers took part in the combat helping to kill the attackers. >> tonight, i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. operation iraqi freedom is over. the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country. >> the president stopped short of saying mission accomplished in the oval office last tuesday. the promise to end combat operations was one made on the campaign trail. reiterated in front of marines at camp lejeune, north carolina, a month after he took office. >> let me say this as plainly as i can. by august 31, 2010, our combat mission in iraq will end. >> two months before the mi
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